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Mich. firefighters battle 2-alarm factory blaze

A forklift propane tank caught fire and exploded; the fire was brought under control within 20 minutes

By Terry Oparka
The Troy Times

TROY, Mich. — Molten metal ignited a twoalarm blaze that caused an explosion at a large industrial plant on Meijer Drive at 5:45 pm. Jan. 21.

When firefighters arrived at the Sulzer Metco facility, all employees had already evacuated. Troy fire Lt. Chuck Riesterer said the fire involved a propane-powered hi-lo.

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